Elkhart man OK after pickup truck rolls on U.S. 33
Posted: 02/09/2013 at 1:33 pm
By: Sharon Hernandez
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Passersby and Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies assist driver John Healey from his overturned pick-up truck after he lost control on Old U.S. 33 at Tower Road Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Healey walked to a nearby ambulance and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital as a precaution. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Baugo fire fighters and Concord Paramedics arrived on scene after driver John Healey lost control on Old U.S. 33 at Tower Road Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 and left the road landing on the truck's side. Healey walked to a nearby ambulance after being helped by passersby and Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital as a precaution. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
John Healey of Elkhart was driving west on U.S. 33 near Tower Road when, upon approaching a line of stopped vehicles, he hit the brakes and swerved to the side of the road, causing his truck to roll over to the driver’s side, said Evan Boggs of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident happened sometime around 12:19 p.m., according to dispatch.
Drivers passing by stopped to help Healey get out of the vehicle. Scott Phebus, one of the people who stopped, said he was driving west on U.S. 33 when he saw the truck on its side and people around it. He said he had some chains and was going to offer pulling the truck back up on its wheels, but instead he helped pull Healey out.
Baugo Township Fire Department and St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies also responded to the scene.